Nope! Your herpes medication shouldn’t affect your birth control at all. However, if you are experiencing an outbreak, avoid sexual contact. Herpes is most contagious when a sore is present. And always use a condom as a backup; no hormonal birth control method is 100% effective. Condoms can prevent the transmission of other STIs too.
If you have more questions about herpes, make an appointment at Teen Clinic to talk to a provider.